Special Enrollment Period Ends August 15, 2021

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The ACA open enrollment period for individuals with difficulties paying for and qualifying for individual health insurance policies and August 15th, 2021.

Applicants wishing to enroll after the open enrollment period must have a qualifying Life event according to

These qualifying life events are a change in situation such as getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage.

These situations can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period allowing you

to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly open enrollment.

There are four basic types of qualifying life events (this is not the full list).

  • Loss of health coverage - such as losing a student health plan, a job based health plan, or existing harborage includes losing eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP.

  • Change in household - such as getting married or divorced, having a baby or adopting a child, or a death in the family.

  • Change in residence - Such as moving to a different zip code or country, a student moving to or from the place they attend school, a seasonal worker moving from the place they both live and work, and moving from a shelter or transitional housing.

  • Other qualifying events - Such as changes in income that affect the coverage you qualify for, gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe or a status as an Alaskan native claims settlement corporation shareholder, becoming a U.S. citizen, leaving incarceration like jail or prison, AmeriCorps members starting an ending service.

For more information on the ACA open enrollment, Contact us at The General Agency.

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